Originally Posted by BoyChewingGum
Has anyone used the Clear Audio + feature to reduce bass quantity? I've noticed from interface screenshots that the scale goes negative as well as positive.
I often like to turn down the bass (eg for my HD25s) but the 400Hz bottom band on the built-in EQ doesn't look particularly useful.
Also, I'm slightly concerned that folks are reporting a lower SQ when using PowerAMP / USB Audio Player / other third party apps.
Yes & no.
No, If you use the stock player, you will not be able to adjust the band EQ to reduce bass as that option is greyed out once the clear audio + is on.
Yes, if you use 3rd party apps. you can turn on the clear+ audio in the main settings, and then go to your 3rd party apps and reduce bass from there.
I have tried it with poweramp so far and have been going back and forth with the stock player and I find it hard to tell the differences (with all EQ completely off), I am using IEM 1P2. If there is a reduce in quality, I would like to know too what I should look out for as I can hardly tell the diff. I tried a blind test and I fail. They sound the same so far..
I actually like the power amp because its interface is so fluid (much more fluid than stock) and I like to sort by Genre first then album, while the stock player, sort by genre then artist. So you can have hundreds of these artist in that genre instead of by Album cover art. This is especially painful if you own CD compilation where you have many artist in single CD, you will end up with hundreds of 1 track folder. The stock player album art is very tiny as it squeeze 3 album across instead of 2 album. Last thing is the stock player is not very responsive, sometimes it will not respond in 1 touch, u need to touch again. Of course I am just been picky, I believe many is very happy with stock player.
Edited by Audiowood - 1/9/14 at 10:05am